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Monday morning. If you happened to have read my blog on Mondays, you know how this day could go. You’ve walked into your office building and a coworker faints in the lobby right in front of you. Confirmed, it’s Monday. What do you do? You know where the first aid kit is, you know the […]

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What Your ASA Account can do for You

The Alaska Safety Alliance (ASA) works with operators and employers across Alaska to provide workforce training. Individuals can set up an account with ASA to enroll in and track training.  The most common training courses currently tracked by ASA include: NSTC Unescorted and other NSTC courses BP Induction ConocoPhillips Permit to Work Oil Search HSES […]

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Spend Less, Get More – Computer Based Training

Computer Based Trainings, or CBTs, may not be appropriate for every subject, but that shouldn’t stop us from seeing the impressive variety of benefits and efficiencies CBTs can offer when appropriately used to augment any training program. So when is using a CBT appropriate? Any course you’ve got in your arsenal that has written material […]

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Be the Penguin

Pistol grips, gunslinger, duck waddle, penguin walk…there are a lot of ways to describe how we recommend you walk on icy surfaces. They all come down to looking a bit silly, but they will help us get to our destination safely. You may not be able to get your center of gravity quite as low […]

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What is NCCER?

What is NCCER? A not-for-profit education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research (dba.NCCER). It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEO’s, associations, and academic leaders who come together to transform training for the construction industry. Twenty-four years ago, NCCER started with just 5 content […]

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Introducing the New NSTC eCard!

The North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC), managed by the Alaska Safety Alliance (ASA), has some exciting changes happening! Starting from January 1, 2020, the ASA will include NSTC completion data. ASA accounts will display NSTC course completion information within 30 days of course completion. Everyone with an NSTC Unescorted card from January 1, 2020, onwards, […]

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Plan Ahead for Education: Scholarships and Resources That Will Help You

College or training can be expensive. Very, very, very, very, very, expensive. It’s possible to still be stuck paying off loans 15 years after graduation. But it doesn’t have to be a problem if you plan ahead and take advantage of the scholarships that are being offered. The Alaska Safety Alliance is sponsoring a regional […]

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The Office: Getting There is Half the Battle

It’s easy to think that just because you aren’t surrounded by open trenches or the purr of a dozer all day that you aren’t really exposed to hazards during your day. Per OSHA, construction projects account for one in five worker deaths annually. If one worker out of five is being killed on a construction […]

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Looking Forward to 2020

You may have heard that APICC is now the Alaska Safety Alliance.  Long-term supporters and members of our organization are likely wondering what will be changing and, maybe more importantly, what will remain the same.  As we welcome a new decade, it is the perfect time to reaffirm our roots in Alaska’s education and training […]

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